22.04.2020
11:00 am
12:00 pm
GMT

COVID-19 and the Risks to Food Supply Chains in Africa: what to do

Speakers:
Abebe Haile-Gabriel, Maximo Torero, Ziad Hamoui, Amar Ali, Vanessa Adams
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Hosted by:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
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About the webinar
The event will discuss approaches for managing risks of disruptions in African food supply chains amid COVID-19

The global COVID-19 crisis threatens food systems worldwide. Possible disruptions will tend to affect the most vulnerable people mostly, limiting their access to food. Given their widespread pre-existing challenges in development, African countries may particularly suffer these effects.

While the supply of staple commodities is currently functioning well, the multifaceted COVID-19 crisis poses several risks to food access. In light of the pandemic, countries must keep food supply chains going in order to avoid food shortages.

This webinar will be opened by welcome remarks from the Moderator Mr. Abebe Haile-Gabriel, FAO Assistant Director-General, followed by a presentation from Mr. Maximo Torero, FAO Chief Economist and Assistant Director-General; partner remarks from Mr. Ziad Hamoui, National President for Ghana at the Borderless Alliance, and Mr. Amar Ali, CEO at Africa Improved Foods, Rwanda; and closing remarks by Ms. Vanessa Adams, Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

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Focus Region:
Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Focus Topic:
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Market / Trade
About the Speakers

Abebe Haile-Gabriel

Assistant Director-General at FAO

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Maximo Torero

Chief Economist and Assistant Director-General at FAO

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Ziad Hamoui

National President for Ghana at the Borderless Alliance

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Amar Ali

CEO at Africa Improved Foods (AIF), Rwanda

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Vanessa Adams

Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

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